Smartwatches haven’t been as successful as some of us expected them to be. They have been particularly bad in the Android segment as Apple alone ships more smartwatches than all Android vendors combined. But now it seems we are entering the phase-2 of smartwatch evolution- as a standalone gadget. Apple’s Series 3 is its first LTE-enabled watch; Google recently rebranded its Android Wear as Watch OS and is tipped to be soon coming out with the first Pixel Watch. This means, though trailing by a long margin, Wear OS is still in the race and one of the best devices running on the platform is definitely Huawei Watch 2(Samsung Gear runs on Tizen).
Launched last year, it was possibly the most feature-packed Android Watch at the time and one of first to use NFC and LTE. Now as per a leak, the Watch 2 will soon get an upgrade. Don’t get too excited though because purportedly the only change that Watch 2 (2018) will see is the inclusion of an e-sim instead of a standard SIM slot that the current version houses.
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If you don’t know much about the device, it is a watch with sporty look and premium build quality. Housing a 1.2-inch AMOLED display inside ceramic bezels and Gorilla Glass protection, multiple color variants of the rubber straps and IP68 certification make it ideal for all occasions and conditions.
Under the hood, the Watch 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, 768MB of RAM and has 4GB of internal storage. With a 410mAh battery, it also lasts over a day on single charge. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and LTE. Along with being a communication gadget, the bunch of sensors including a heart-rate monitor in Watch 2 makes it the perfect option for those sports enthusiasts.